Hey guys,

I think your comments were posted with the best intentions and I appreciate your responses to my concerns.

I think we're all in agreement about the importance of safety and you're absolutely right to point out that terrible accidents do happen, and a lot of times they are completely avoidable. The main thing that bothered me was the assumption that the OP was clueless about the dangers, which certainly could be the case but we just don't know yet.

At any rate, pointing out the dangers is never uncalled for, but I believe that danger should never trump exploration. Danger increases the responsibility of the explorer though.